How to Roast Peppers on a Grill

Roasting peppers on a grill is an easy way to to take a simple ingredient and make it extraordinarily delicious.

You could use a regular pepper in any recipe and it would be good .  But if you ROAST it, well, it might just be a special unexpected treat.  

And it doesn’t get any simpler:

Burn the pepper on the grill on all sides

Roasting a Pepper On The Grill

Toss it in a paper bag for 5 minutes

 Place the roasted pepper into a paper bag

Peel off the burnt outer skin

Peel off the skin

Once the skin has been removed use a knife to cut open the pepper.  Remove the core and scrape out the seeds.

Take out the core and seeds

That’s it.  

What you’re left with is a sweeter, tastier version of a pepper.  My wife uses these in several different recipes.  One she has already shared: Pasta with Italian Sausage, Grilled Onions and Roasted Peppers.  Make a bunch, slice them up and put them in a jar with olive oil to store them for use later.  

How to Roast Peppers on a Grill

Bell peppers are roasted on a grill and steamed inside a paper bag. The peppers are then cleaned and prepped for use.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 10 kcal


  • Bell Peppers
  • Olive Oil
  • Paper Bag
  • Hot Grill


  • Set up your grill for direct high heat.
  • Place the peppers directly over the heat.
  • Wait until the skin on the pepper starts to blacken and blister (about 3 minutes) and then turn the peppers over.
  • Grill until all sides of the pepper are blistered.
  • Place the peppers in a paper bag and let them steam for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the peppers from the bag and peel off the skin.
  • Remove the core and seeds.
  • Use immediately or place in a far of olive oil and store in the refrigerator.


Roasting peppers in incredibly easy and creates a completely different flavor profile.
Keyword Roast Peppers on a Grill


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